Help to take over heritage

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COMMUNITY groups looking to take over the management of historic buildings, monuments or landscapes from councils can get help.

English Heritage has produced a new guide to transferring historic places into community ownership.

It comes as the government encourages people to play a role in improving their areas, as part of their Big Society vision.

The Localism Bill proposes that local people are given first refusal on buying assets of community value.

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